Friday, August 19, 2011

Goodbye Dorm Food

You know you no longer eat dorm food when you're served this for dinner:
Edamame and Quinoa Salad, Orzo and Asparagus salad, and Chicken Caesar Salad 
My food/living situation provides me with a meal plan at the sorority house and a small kitchenette (no oven or burners) and fridge, so most of my meals are prepared and served buffet style for my "sisters" and I. However, unlike dorms, it provides only one meal option (like if teriyaki chicken for dinner) and a salad bar. I'm definitely happy the menu includes healthy/fancy meals instead of last year's always present fried food buffet area. Seriously the specialty was that they made a different type of fry each day of the week. That becomes a little hard to resist ;)

I've been really good about trying to have a morning workout at least once a week! Yesterday, I got up at 7:15 to do a quick 30 minutes on the elliptical before starting my day.

I continued my small workout streak by doing something I've been meaning to start forever: Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I have been telling my friends here about how I've been wanting to do it, and they got excited and convinced me to finally start today with them.

Even though I started on level 1 with 3 pound weights, it was hard! I was definitely feeling it by the time it was over. And since it was only 20 minutes, I'm beyond excited that I can fit it easily into my schedule since it's been more than a little crazy lately.

Off to bed! It's another big day tomorrow:)


  1. Jillian's workouts are flippen hard! But you love it after it's all over :)
    Keep with it girl!

  2. Ooh glad your eating situation will be better this year! Definitely sounds a bit classier than the average college cafeteria. :)

  3. I'm considering buying a new workout DVD for the school year. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts about this one as you keep let us know! Congrats on the new food situation, too!

  4. ive never lived in a dorm before but i can only imagine what campus food must be like! fried food everyday can easily sabotage your healthy rhythm im so happy for you that you get better food now at the sorority!

  5. Your food looks great! I've done a little bit of 30DS and I was surprised too when I was sweating at the end! hah!

  6. julia! im doing a giveaway! please go to my blog to enter :) i don't want you to miss out cuz you're like my favourite blogger!

  7. I love jillian michaels workouts! They're all 30 minutes and less and make me sweat to death! Her kettlebell and yoga dvds are awesome!